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Stela of Pay Offering to Re-Harakhty

New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty 19
reign of Ramesses II
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara
Limestone, paint
H. 64.2 cm (25 1/4 in), W. 40.6cm (16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
The carving of this stela is typical of the post-Amarna style of the early reign of Ramesses II. Pai was the overseer of the royal harim in Memphis, an influential position tha later passed to his son Raia. Fragments from Pai's tomb have been found near the tombs of Maia and Horemhab in the necropolis of Saqqara, and it is likely that his tomb is located in the same area.
Collection of Judge Elbert E. Farman, formed when he was U.S. consul general in Egypt 1876–84. Donated to the museum by Darius Ogden Mills, New York, in 1904.

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